A serial bank robber is targeting Chase Bank locations across the city

By Phineas Rueckert

A bank robber has targeted a series of Chase Bank branches in New York City, including two in Queens, stealing $3,000 in total, according to the New York Police Department.

Yesterday, the unidentified suspect allegedly stole $2,000 from a Chase Bank at 104-17 Queens Boulevard. This came after he allegedly stole $1,000 from a Chase Bank at 161-10 Jamaica Avenue in early May.

According to police reports, the suspect also tried to rob a Chase Bank at 335 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side, but the teller refused to give him money.

The suspect’s tactic is consistent. In all three robberies or attempted robberies, he entered the banks, “produced a note demanding money” and “stat[ed] that he had a weapon,” according to the NYPD. His success rate, though, seems to be less so.